Thursday, 17 February 2011

What would you do if you won the lottery?

To begin with, I would like to say that I almost never play lottery games, so the possibility that I win is very small. But I have planned t be rich when I get older..

I know we don’t get happier if we have more money, but it makes many things so much easier! And I'd really like to travel around the world and see new things, and that isn't cheap....

But if I won the lottery or if I had a lot of money, first thing, I would draw some money in the bank, so that I can buy my own an apartment in Denmark and then, when I'm eighteen I can study at university!

After that I would use some of the money to go for a vacation, I would go to a place where I have never been before, like Australia or Thailand

then I'd like to take the driving licence test and of course buy my own "peugeot cabriolet" !

I would also give some money for charity.

And If I had are more money left...,I would buy some clothes :)

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

If I won the lotterty or I had a lot of money

I don't think I'll ever have a lot of money for two major reasons: first one because I don't play lottery games and second, because I'm not a greedy or competitive guy.
I can make an effort though, and imagine I had. So If I had much money, for sure I'd live in the countryside because I don't like the smoke of cars.
Some people think that money doesn't bring you happiness and so do I. That's why I wouldn't buy anything in particular, but I'd try to devote as much time as possible to my family.
I'd lend some to my brother for him to pay off his debts and I'd let him refund me when he wanted to.
If I won the lottery..., well, then I think I'd
really know who are my friends.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Acronyms or Backronyms?

It was mid morning and one of my mates teachers was talking about computers and learning new things and stuff like that, and then she said to me:
- For sure you know what "wiki" means, because you are the English teacher, are you?
- "No,..... I don't know" I answerd circumspectively
- Well.. It's the acronym of "what I know is.....", she explained.
I was a bit annoyed because, some time ago I wrote an article on my blog about acronyms,and I did not know this one. I didn't think of it much longer, but I was a bit concerned.
Next day she came back to me and said:
- "I discovered that "wiki" is a false acronym."
- Come on! This was even worse! I never heard of "false acronyms".
Eventually, I found out that there are a certain number of acronyms that are called backronyms because they come from people's misunderstandings or urban legends. Among them is "wiki", which actually comes from the Hawaiian langauge and it meant "quick, quick"

Thanks to the "Ecology" teacher I have learned more things about English.